Nora Razian (Beirut)

Let’s Talk About the Weather

Taking her most recent exhibition, Let’s Talk About the Weather: Art and Ecology in a Time of Crisis, (co-curated with Nataša Petresin-Bachelez), and the context of ongoing city-wide garbage crisis as a case study; Razian discusses the challenges of developing the newly re-opened Sursock Museum as a civic space and actor in the highly contested and privatized city of Beirut.

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Nora Razian, Let’s Talk About the Weather, 2016. Lecture documentation FIELD MEETING: Thinking Practice, November 12th at Asia Society. Photo: Renata Carciofolo.


Nora Razian is the Head of Programs and Exhibitions at the Sorsock Museum in Beirut, where she curates the museum’s temporary exhibitions, public programs, and film programme, and initiates collaborations with other arts organizations. Before joining the Museum in 2015, Nora Razian was curator of public programmes at Tate Modern and Tate Britain (2009–15). She has also taught at Goldsmiths’ College Centre for Arts and Learning.

Monira Al Qadiri, Spectrum 1, 2016. Six wall-mounted sculptures. PLA plastic, acrylic, waterbased car paint. Produced by the Sursock Museum. © Nabû Productions